Chelan Lakeshore Trail—Spring has sprung along Washington’s inland fjord

Quick Facts: Location: Central Cascades Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet Green Trails Map: Stehekin, WA- No. 82 Contact: Lake Chelan National Recreation Area,  Golden West Visitor Center in Stehekin; Special Note: Accessible only by boat or sea plane. Regular passenger ferry service is available from Chelan and Field’s […]

Double Bluff – Dog-friendly beach hiking on Whidbey Island

Quick Facts: Location: Whidbey Island Land Agency: Island County Parks, Washington State Parks, and the Washington DNR Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: None Access: Take State Ferry from Mulkiteo to Clinton on Whidbey Island. Continue north on SR 525 for 8.5 miles turning left onto Double Bluff Road. Proceed for 2.0 miles to road end […]

Crab Creek: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge–Come join the sandhill cranes for their festival!

Quick Facts: Location: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge near Othello Land Agency: US Fish and Wildlife Service Roundtrip: 2.6 miles Elevation gain: 40 feet Contact: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. Access: From Ellensburg take I-90 east to Exit 137. Then follow SR 26 for 25 miles east turning left onto SR 262. […]

Cheam Lake Wetlands–Birding hotspot where the North Cascades meet the Fraser River

  Quick Facts: Location: Popkum, Fraser Valley Regional District, BC Land Agency: Fraser Valley Regional Parks Round Trip: 2.5 miles (4.0 km) roundtrip Elevation Gain: minimal Contact: Fraser Valley Regional Parks Notes: Dogs prohibited Access: From Vancouver, BC follow Trans-Canada Highway 1 east to Exit 138 (12 miles /20 kilometers east of Chilliwack). Turn left […]